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April 3 - April 24, 2019
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Monica Manor

VM Community

"To try to be a better advocate, not only for the environment but also for animals, so that our children have a home to be proud of."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 239 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    190
    miles
    traveled by bus
  • up to
    190
    miles
    not traveled by car
  • up to
    9
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    60
    minutes
    spent learning
  • up to
    14
    locally sourced meals
    consumed
  • up to
    15
    meatless or vegan meals
    consumed

Monica's Actions

Land Use

Buy Bamboo

#35 Bamboo

When they are available, I will purchase products made from bamboo instead of wood, plastic, or metal.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Keep Track of Wasted Food

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will keep a daily log of food I throw away during the EcoChallenge, either because it went bad before I ate it, I put too much on my plate, or it was scraps from food preparation.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Smaller Portions

#3 Reduced Food Waste

I will use smaller plates and/or serve smaller portions when dishing out food.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Use Public Transit

#37 Mass Transit

I will use public transit 38 mile(s) per day and avoid sending up to 1.86 lbs of CO2 into Earth's atmosphere.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Reduce Animal Products

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will enjoy 3 meatless or vegan meal(s) each day of the challenge.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Food

Support Nutrient Management

#65 Nutrient Management

I will research and support local farmers who have made the decision to not use synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Support Local Food Systems

#4 Plant-Rich Diet

I will source 60 percent of my food from local producers each day. This could include signing up for a local CSA, buying from a farmer's market, visiting a food co-op, foraging with a local group, or growing my own ingredients.

COMPLETED 5
DAILY ACTIONS

Transport

Research and Consider Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

#26 Electric Vehicles

I will spend at least 60 minutes researching and weighing my options to see if a hybrid or electric vehicle makes sense for my lifestyle.

Completed
One-Time Action

Feed

  • Reflection Question
    Food Smaller Portions
    Fun fact: Your brain and stomach register feelings of fullness after about 20 minutes of eating. While dishing food out, we tend to load our plates with more than we need. Using smaller plates helps to mitigate this. Aside from the environmental benefits, what other benefits might come out of eating smaller portions?

    Monica Manor's avatar
    Monica Manor 4/10/2019 12:59 PM
    less food waste, portoin control will allow for maintaining of weight or loss of weight potentially.

    • BETH KETAH's avatar
      BETH KETAH 4/16/2019 7:52 AM
      I never knew that our stomach was so slow to recognize this. I relate to your answer to the reflection question. Thanks for your input!